"Shanghai Zoo" Shanghai Off The Beaten Path Tip by mke1963

Shanghai Off The Beaten Path: 169 reviews and 248 photos

I'm not sure if a zoo really counts as off-the-beaten track, but Shanghai Zoo is one of the better ones in China, and if you have children it can be a pleasant break from museums, shopping and temples. Personally I don't really like the whole concept of zoos, but I have two children who are fascinated by wild animals. Their interest extends way beyond the big ones, and there is particular current interest in Hoolock's Gibbons and spider monkeys. Both can be seen in Shanghai, and the former are particularly attractive and - unusually - will interact with visitors who stay for a while by their enclosure.
The zoo is trying very hard to create a better environment and the spacious grounds allow plenty of opportunity to do that.
It is crowded, and you will see plenty of stupid people feeding everything (despite the signs) but it *seems* a good place with good intentions.
Recoomended as a breathing space from the high-rise, manic rush of Shanghai.

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  • Written Apr 26, 2004
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